Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Buttons? We've got your buttons right here!

When we decided to go online we were sure that our fabric would speak for itself. It turns out, however, that the buttons are speaking louder than the fabric!

We do have an amazing array of buttons that would make any collector drool. I've even turned my macho co-worker into a Buttonist! When we have a little slack at the shop, we are up and down looking for interesting buttons, comparing them in the book we have and setting them aside for the true button enthusiast! I mean look to the left, those buttons are in a large garbage can and customers can buy them by the cup load. I know, its nuts.

In fact when a person buys a button from our shop I always make sure they know all about the origin of the buttons they are purchasing. I'm a little protective of our buttons. I always say there are little bits of history!

Our buttons come from a variety of different places most notably a button store that was located close to our shop. They closed in the late 60's and we got their buttons! So, a lot of our buttons come from as early as the 1930's up to the late 60's and some more modern buttons thrown in from our own collection.

On our Etsy shop I try to showcase the best of the best but since I am new at buttons I never know what I have. Which makes it fun to shop with us because there are always surprises. Here is just a sample of the vintage carded buttons we carry.

Thanks to some great people I have learned so much about our buttons and if you are interested there are great societies and clubs dedicated just to buttons that will be more than willing to help you with your collection. Here are some links to get you started...

- National Button Society

- I Want Buttons - More Button Society links.

- Button Collectors - Tons and tons of different links.

And of course there is always us! We offer millions (Literally.) of different kinds of buttons in all shapes and sizes. You don't need to be a collector to appreciate a good button. We have buttons for all your projects. There are even buttons that would be perfect for jewelry making. Have you made a project using our buttons? Let us know and we will post it right here! For example, on of my favorite customers makes gorgeous hats, belts, headbands and so much more with some of our buttons and trim and the results are amazing! Take a peek...

You can find her on Etsy as Earthgatherings and she makes beautiful stuff and I wish I had the same figure as her model!

So, if you are interested in any of our buttons, fabrics or all the other stuff we have here then please do not hesitate to ask us. We are here to help you make the best of your projects. Sometimes buttons make all the difference in the world. Check us out on Etsy and on Ebay for all types of great items that I just know you will love. Look at the left, that's just one of our "purple" button drawers!

Remember please do not hesitate to ask us for any measurement or photo. We are here for you!

1 comment:

  1. hey..thanks for including my belt in your blog!you guys are the best!
    I took your advice and opened up a blog! check it out... www.earthgatherings.wordpress.com
    can't wait to visit your button paradise in nyack again..I love creating with your buttons and trims...sooo inspiring!